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9 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Jack Colquhoun - 21 Mar 2019


With Melbourne’s weather expected to put on a show this weekend (we’ll believe it when we see it), it’s time to plan that weekend—reschedule those Netflix nights in and sleep in Sundays for another week.

We’ve got the smooth sounds of St Kilda’s Blue’s Festival to a festival of death breathing a new appreciation for life at the Esplanade Hotel—we’ve done all the digging, now you do the planning around the nine awesome things to do this weekend.

All Weekend

St Kilda Blues Fest

See St Kilda come alive with blues fever this weekend with the inaugural St Kilda Blues Festival. The music will be as blue as the water and it's flooded with prime Aussie talent. The best thing about it, most of the gigs are free unless indicated as ticketed. So more money for food and drinks at an array of St Kilda’s bars—sounds like a winner.

What: St Kilda Blues Festival
Where: Various Locations, see website
When: Friday, 22 March - Sunday, 24 March
For more info, click 

Noisy Ritual Pop-up Fermentation Bar

Drop into the Noisy Ritual Pop-Up Fermentation Bar at Victoria Harbour between 20 - 30 March, for wine by the glass, tasting flights and bottles alongside delicious wares from neighbouring Italian panini bar, Saluministi. This will take place alongside the fun of a working winery with fermenting grapes and opportunities to get your hands (and feet) dirty, as the Noisy Ritual team showcases the winemaking process.

What: Noisy Ritual Pop-up Fermentation Bar
Where: Shop 1, 889 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour
When: 20 - 30 March
For more info, click 

Thursday 21 March

2019 AFL Season Opener

Finally, the AFL is finally back the long wait is over and Season 2019 is ready to begin. Get set for a long weekend of footy with AFL titan Richmond and Carlton clashing on Thursday night. Crowds are expected to be massive so be sure to grab your tickets ASAP.

What: 2019 AFL Season Opener: Richmond vs. Carlton
Where: MCG
When: Thursday, 21 March, 7 - 10 pm
For more info, click 

The Australian Circular Fashion Conference

The Australian Circular Fashion Conference will bring together leading International and Australian fashion designers and thought leaders including Mara Hoffman, Eileen Fisher, Filipa K and Dean Jones to discuss sustainability in fashion. From best practice design to re-processing and recycling end-of-life garments. It's the opportunity for budding fashion designers, design students, and anyone interested in sustainable businesses to come and hear from the best on how they are completely revolutionising the way we look at fashion.

What: The Australian Circular Fashion Conference
Where: St Kilda Town Hall
When: Thursday, 21 March - Friday, 22 March 9 am - 5 pm
For more info, click 

Friday 22 March  

Tipples, Tucker And Tumbling

It has been said more than once that the food and wine industry is like a circus. Innocent Bystander, Charcoal Lane and Circus Oz collide at the Spiegeltent match wine, food and circus. Unique cuisine, fab wines from the Yarra Valley and live hijinks from Circus Oz will combine to make this a truly unique and memorable event. Roll up, roll up.

What: Tipples, Tucker and Tumbling
Where: The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
When: Friday, 22 March
For more info, click 

Saturday 23 March  

Moonlight Cinema At The Botanical Gardens

With the long summer nights drawing to a close, there is no better way to celebrate the end of daylight savings than with a move in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. With blockbusters showing as well as old classics it's the perfect night out for with that special someone or your bestie.

What: Moonlight Cinema
Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, Birdwood Avenue
When: Until March 31
For more info, click 

Sunday 24 March  

Fromage A Trois

Cheese, cheese, cheese and a bit of wine too—no better way to end your weekend. With expert tips and tricks from renowned cheesemongers, you’ll walk away from Fromage a Trois with newfound knowledge of all things cheese and a full tummy of mouth-watering samples of course. With plenty of activities planned all day, whether it be the cheese & wine masterclass, a grape stomping competition or a mozzarella stretching display there’s here something for everyone. Accompanied by live music all day it’s the perfect Sunday afternoon outing.

What: Fromage A Trois Cheese Festival
Where: Werribee Park
When: Sunday, 24 March, 11 am - 6 pm
For more info, click 

We're All Going To Die At The Espy

Why not try to learn to celebrate life through the lens of death? We’re All Going To Die is a creative community that uses death to empower you to fear less and live more. Collaborating with Australia’s most groundbreaking artists, performers, psychologists and organisations for a night that will change your perspective and give you a whole new found appreciation for life. Be sure to grab a ticket early before it sells out.

What: We’re All Going To Die
Where: The Esplanade Hotel, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
When: Tuesday, 26 March - Thursday, 28 March, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
For more info, click 

Indian Festival In Fitzroy

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Fitzroy’s Rochester Hotel is hosting an epic party celebrating the new guard revolutionising Australia’s Indian food and beverage scene. Expect all-day feasting, drinking, live music, DJs and dancing grab a bunch of your besties because it’s going to be a good one.

What: Indian Festival in Fitzroy
Where: Rochester Hotel, 202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
When: Sunday, 24 March, 12 - 5 pm
For more info, click 

For The Diary

Sea Life Nights

Sea Life nights are back for 2019, transporting you to the deep blue for an evening unlike anything else. Roam the aquarium with a complimentary drink on arrival, with expert curators on hand to highlight the most interesting residents within the two million litre oceanarium. Although this one may be for next week, it's highly recommended that you nab a ticket before they’re all gone.

What: Sea Life Nights at Melbourne Aquarium
Where: Sea Life, King Street
When: Friday, 29 March
For more info, click 

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